Balkrishna Sama

A commemorative postage stamp on “Natya Siromani” Balakrishna Sama :

402 Balkrishna Sama [Nepal Stamp 1982]Issued by Nepal

Issued on Jul 21, 1982 (corresponding to 6 Shravan 2039)

Issued for : Postal Services Department is privileged to issue a commemorative stamp in his honour.

Issued by : His Majesty’s Government, Postal Services Department, Nepal Philatelic Bureau, Kathmandu

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : R. 1

Colour : 4 Colours

Size : 26.5 mm x 42 mm

Perforation : 13½ x 13½

Format : Vertical

Paper : Unwatermark special stamppaper

Quantity : 2,000,000 (Two millions)

Sheet : 50

Process : Offset

Printer : Carl Ueberreuter Druck und Verlag M. Salzer Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna, Austria

Name : Bala Krishna Sama

Born on Feb 8, 1902 at Gyaneshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Died on Jun 20, 1981 at Kathmandu, Nepal

About : 

  • Balakrishna Sama, born in the month of Magh 1959 v.s. (February 1902 A.D.) was an eminent dramatist, poet and a great artist of Nepali literature. He was a competent writer on Nepalese story, essay, biography and autobiography. He has glorified Nepali literature by embracing philosophical thoughts and intellectual contemplation in Nepalese literature.
  • He held the post of Vice-chancellor of the Royal Nepal Academy and was an honorable member of Raj Sabha Standing Committee. In recognition of his outstanding contribution and lifelong dedication to Nepalese art and literature, he was decorated with Gorkha Dakshin Bahu (first class) and honoured with honorary doctorate in literature. He was also awarded with Tribhuvan Prajna Puraskar and Prithivi Prajna Puraskar. Sama died on the sixth of Shravan 2038 v.s. (July 1981 A.D.)

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